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why are people so confused about RT?
, 10 July 2013
This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch Touchscreen Convertible Laptop (Silver) - (Nvidia Tegra T30 1.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 RT) (Personal Computers)
First off, this is a great product. it is fast, light and the battery can last up to ten hours. The Yoga is a fantastic design and at the current price on Amazon it is a bargain. The problem with some reviewers is that they seem to be focussing on what the Yoga/RT system is not and never was, and they seem so disappointed. One reviewer wants to express his devotion to his Mac which is sweet really, however the Yoga is not a laptop and so it is not a like for like comparison and so his comments in the matter are redundant. Others complain that Windows RT is not the full operating system, Really? One thing I will say about Apple fans is that they understood that the ipad was not a mac and that the ipad was not expected to run 'legacy' programs, they took all this in their stride and embraced change.
Microsoft have done a good job with RT and I like that it is bundled with Office 2013. Sure there are not a zillion apps in the Microsoft store and that may be a deal breaker for you. I have been using a Samsung tablet for two years and the only apps I used regularly have been VLC player and Citymapper. The tablet was used mostly for watching videos, checking email and using GPS mapping, the downside was that I couldn't do my office work very easily. With the Lenovo I have the perfect combination.
In sum, there is no point whatsoever in comparing RT to full Windows 8, anymore than you would compare mac os x to the ipad operating system. Oh, and do buy the Lenovo Yoga it really is that good - three weeks in and no problems whatsoever other than needing to switch off wifi before connecting a Bluetooth speaker.
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